October 10, 2013 |
Mortgage interest rates have leveled off at their lowest levels since June, with 30-year fixed-rate loans averaging 4.23%, statistically unchanged from 4.22% last week, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey . The home finance giant's widely watched poll of what lenders are offering to solid borrowers showed the average rate for a 15-year fixed mortgage rising from 3.29% to 3.31%, also small enough to make no statistical difference. Freddie Mac pegged the 30-year average at 3.35% in early May. It shot up to 4.58% in August on widespread belief the Federal Reserve would taper off its efforts to keep interest rates low, then fell again when the Fed decided in September that the economy wasn't strong enough for it to do so. QUIZ: Test your knowledge of the debt limit Borrowers would have paid lenders an average of 0.7% of the loan amount in fees and discount points to obtain the rate, according to the latest report, issued Thursday morning.
April 13, 2012 |
Mortgage rates are sharply lower on news of a weakening job market, with the 30-year fixed loan averaging 3.88% this week and the 15-year fixed at a record low of 3.11%, according to Freddie Mac. The average for the 30-year loan was down from 3.98% a week earlier, Freddie Mac said in its latest weekly report. The 15-year mortgage, popular with refinancers seeking to pay off their loans, was down from 3.21% a week ago. Its previous record low of 3.13% was set March 8. The start rates for adjustable mortgages were little changed.
May 10, 2012 |
Mortgage rates have descended further into record low territory for the second straight week, with the average for a 30-year, fixed-rate loan dropping to 3.83% from 3.84% last week, Freddie Mac said. The 15-year fixed loan also dipped to a record low, falling from 3.07% to 3.05%, according to Freddie Mac's latest survey , released Thursday. Borrowers would have paid an average of 0.7% in upfront lender fees to obtain the fixed-rate loans. People with solid credit and incomes who shop around or who pay additional discount points to lenders often can obtain slightly better rates than those quoted by Freddie Mac. Adjustable loans were mixed.
July 18, 2013 |
Fixed mortgage rates have settled down along with fears of an abrupt end to the Federal Reserve's economic stimulus efforts, with the average 30-year home loan rate falling from 4.51% last week to 4.37% early this week, according to Freddie Mac. Freddie Mac's latest survey of what lenders are offering to solid borrowers, released Thursday morning, showed the average rate for a 15-year fixed home loan also fell, from 3.53% last week...
June 8, 2003 |
Mortgage rates continue to fall, marking the fourth straight week and the ninth time this year that they fell to new lows. The 5.26% average rate on 30-year fixed-rate home loans for the week ending Friday surpassed the previous low of 5.31% the week before, Freddie Mac reported. The average on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages also fell to a new low of 4.66% from the previous low of 4.73%. Rates for one-year adjustable mortgages dropped to a new low of 3.59% from 3.63%.
February 6, 2004 |
The average rate on 30-year mortgages increased to 5.72%, up from 5.68% last week, Freddie Mac said. For 15-year mortgages, a popular option for refinancing, rates rose to 5.03% this week, up from 4.97% last week. Rates for one-year adjustable mortgages increased to 3.61%, compared with 3.59% last week. The nationwide averages for mortgage rates do not include add-on fees known as points. Each loan type carried an average fee of 0.6 point this week.